Brief Biographical Note of Justice Gloria J. Epstein (Retired September 1, 2018)
Gloria Epstein graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in 1972. After owning and operating a fishing camp in Northern Ontario for two years, she returned to Toronto to study law at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1977. She practised with two large Toronto law firms before starting her own firm, Gloria Epstein and Associates, in 1985. She was appointed/received Queen’s Counsel in 1992. Justice Epstein was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) in 1993 and to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2007. While a trial judge, she was appointed by the Premier of Ontario to review the government’s involvement in the lives of the Dionne Quintuplets - 1997 to 1998.
Her involvement has included:
In 2007, she was awarded the Arbor Award for volunteer service to the University of Toronto. In 2013, she was recognized as a YWCA Woman of Distinction.
Married to Seymour Epstein, Justice Epstein has an otherwise busy life with five children, five grandchildren, and many interests including a challenging hobby of show jumping horses at various competitions around the province.